With Karl Roves sudden announcement that he would be stepping down at the end of August, you knew this was coming. On tonight's "Countdown" Keith talks with Newsweek's Howard Fineman about Rove's disturbing and delusional presser this afternoon before departing and what lies ahead for President Bush -- and his Brain.
Fineman: "The silence has been deafening from Republicans. From Republican presidential contenders, from members of Congress who by the way, are out of town, another good reason for Rove to leave now. I haven't heard a word from any Republican leader about Karl Rove because they don't like Karl Rove. And the reason they don' t like Karl Rove is that his soul focus has been on George Bush. This notion that Karl Rove's aim was to build a new Republican majority, ala McKinley, is ridiculous. His only mission was to get George Bush elected. He did it twice, and didn't really care a whole lot about the Congress, Republicans included."
"George Bush is counting the minutes till he gets out of town. I always felt about George Bush -- that he wanted to win desperately, I'm not sure he really wanted to be president and he's looking enviously at Karl Rove as he heads back to Texas."